Opening The Book of Life

Colossians 1:27  To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

The seven seals of the Lamb’s Book of Life needed to be opened by someone worthy.  Without the seals being broken, all of mankind is destined to death and destruction and the prophesied Glory covering the entire earth would not occur.  Both the Old Testament and the New Testament were prophesying of this future event of the bringing forth of the Sons of GOD.  If GOD is Love, then wouldn’t we be able to refer to these called out ones as the Sons of LOVE?

Our FATHER would have a Book that could not be opened but HE would have certain requirements that must be met before the seals could be lawfully broken.  There was nothing any man or group of men could do to cause those particular seals to be removed.  Their teaching, preaching, prophesying, crying, demanding, nor proclaiming would affect those seals.  Only the Lamb on the Throne met all the qualifications:

Revelation 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb that looked as if it had been slaughtered, but it was now standing between the throne and the four living beings and among the twenty-four elders. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God that is sent out into every part of the earth.

7 He stepped forward and took the scroll from the right hand of the one sitting on the throne.

8 And when he took the scroll, the four living beings and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp, and they held gold bowls filled with incense, which are the prayers of God’s people.

The Greek word for Lamb is arnion.  The only times this word is used are in the Book of Revelation and John 21.  Jesus had arrived on the scene while the disciples were fishing and He instructed them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat (Grace).  They had been fishing on the left side (Judgment of the Law).  This was in the setting of the third appearance of Jesus (14 This is now the third time Jesus showed Himself to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.).  They brought the 153 mature fish back to be eaten.  Jesus is using this setting to restore and reconcile Peter:

15 After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love (agapaō) me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love (phileō) you.” “Then feed my lambs (arnion),” Jesus told him.

This passage ties John’s Gospel to the Lamb mentioned throughout Revelation.  Jesus was the first lamb (arnion) and He references the Sons (pl. arnion).  The word Love used by Jesus represented unconditional or agapaō Love  whereas Peter replied with “brotherly” or phileō love.

The Lamb operates at the highest level of Love as does His Body (the 153 mature fish, the Sons of Love).   This Lamb was now standing between the Throne and the four living beings and the twenty-four elders.  He represents the full manifestation of FATHER and all of creation has been given to Him, even His enemies.

When He opens the Book, it is not something new but something being revealed for the time at hand.  That mystery being revealed is the manifestation of the Sons as the mature Body called as priests to minister to all of mankind, not as immature saints groping around trying to muster the anointing, but in His power and authority.

This Book has no multiple versions as interpreted by scholarly men and women.  It is pure in its content and purpose.  Those closest to the Throne were so moved by the qualifications of the Lamb to open the Book, they responded:

Revelation 5:

8 Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:

​​​“You are worthy to take the scroll,

​​And to open its seals;

​​For You were slain,

​​And have redeemed us to God by Your blood

​​Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

10 ​​And have made us kings and priests to our God;

​​And we shall reign on the earth.”

This Book of Life contains the Divine Intent of FATHER, nothing else.  Jesus walked out His portion of this Book.  The Sons are to walk out their portions in the same manner- not my will but YOURS be done.  This Book directs the Remnant’s words and actions for the Age now at hand.

This Book supersedes all previous books just as the New Testament superseded the Old Testament, just as the light of the sun is greater than that of the moon.  The Kingdom continues its progression through time and this Book is at the center of it.

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